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Debut solo album from multi-instrumentalist songwriter Stephen Selman.
Debut solo album from multi-instrumentalist songwriter Stephen Selman.
58 backers pledged $2,369 to help bring this project to life.

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I couldn't be more excited to announce that I'll be recording my first full-length solo album this August, 2012.

For two weeks, I'm relocating myself and my recording equipment to a house in the town of Aiken, South Carolina to be alone and make this record.

I'll be recording the entire project on a Tascam 424 MkIII 4-track tape machine. The sound is wonderful and it's the most fun I've had recording in a long time. See the above video to hear a couple early demos.

To bring this album into the world as I envision it happening, however, I earnestly need your financial help. Though I am recording this album on my own equipment, with my own two hands on every instrument, this will still be a costly endeavor. Your contribution will pay for the following:

Mastering Studio & Engineer

Vinyl Record Pressing

Web Development

Promotion

The amount I'm asking for is the bare minimum I need to make this record a reality. Any funds beyond this amount will go towards promoting the album to the best of my ability. Together, we can give this project a fighting chance to be heard.

I'll be providing updates as the project develops, with some special goodies for contributors. I want you to know what your funding makes possible. 

Thank you so much for being a part of this. Please forward this to anyone you believe may be interested and able to help.

Forever in your debt and grateful for it,

Stephen Craig Selman

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    Thank you! You get a digital download of the album prior to the release date.

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    The above as well as the bonus EP "All's Well That Bends Well," available exclusively to Kickstarter contributors.

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    The above and a signed copy of the LP sent to you prior to the official release date.

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    All the above and I will write a one minute song on the topic of your choosing and feature it on my website.

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    All of the above and you will receive a special thanks in the liner notes. Think of what fun it'll be to pull out around 2025...

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    All of the above and you will receive free admission +1 to any of my performances in your town during 2012/2013.

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    Everything up to the $200 level and I will record a six song "cover album" for you. Any six songs you'd like to hear my take on, with custom artwork designed personally by me. I will also include my chord charts should you want to learn the songs for yourself.

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    All the above and I will play a private show for you ANYWHERE in the contiguous US. Travel costs apply but will be waived if booked close to a tour date.

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